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ABBAFest 2004 in association with Southern and Capital Gold visits Brighton on 11th, 12th and 13th June 2004!

ABBAFest 2004 in association with Southern and Capital Gold visits Brighton on 11th, 12th and 13th June 2004!

On Saturday April 6th, 1974 in the English coastal town of Brighton, a group known in Sweden, but not to the rest of the world won the Eurovision Song Contest at Brighton Dome with a song called ‘Waterloo’ and launched their international careers. On 11th, 12th and 13th June 2004 in the now very cosmopolitan city of Brighton and Hove, Walk of Fame Gold is proud to recreate this phenomenal experience at ABBAFest 2004.

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“The excitement before the big event at the Dome, photographers at wonderful Brighton Beach, the butterflies in your stomach as a bus finally took us to the arena, walking on stage having won the contest, these are memories that will stay with us forever.” Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid Reuss, Stockholm, December 2003.

30 years after the seventies supergroupÂ’s now legendary performance at Brighton Dome, Walk of Fame Gold will be bringing ABBA mania back home. The events line-up includes:

Friday 11th June, Concert Hall, Brighton Dome, 7.30pm

The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra under the direction of Louis Clark presents ‘ABBA The Symphony’.

Brighton Dome Box Office on 01273 709709.

Friday 11th June ‘The ABBAFest Celebration party’, 9.30pm

At the Event 2 nightclub starring Bootleg ABBA, and with Otis Lovepump disco. For booking info contact Brighton Dome Box Office on 01273 709709.

Saturday 12th June, The Brighton Centre (foyer), 9.30am-4.30pm

ABBAFest 2004 Record/CD and Memorabilia Fair

Over 50 stands of ABBA/70Â’s records, tapes, videos and 70Â’s memorabilia, staged events, karaoke and live music. For more info contact Vinylman Enterprises on: 01273 553966

Saturday 12th June, Brighton Centre, 10am-4pm

The Official International Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn, Frida Fan Club Convention.

The event will attract dedicated ABBA fans from around the world and is only open to members of the official International Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Frida Fan Club (website http://abba. muziek. net (http://abba. muziek. net)). Guest ABBA keynote speakers will be flying over from Sweden and include Owe Sandstrom, ABBAÂ’s costume designer who will be bringing over the original Waterloo costumes which will be on display at the event. Also in attendance will be Carl Magnus Palm who is recognised as the worldÂ’s foremost ABBA historian.

For more information: 01481 728121

Saturday 12th June, Brighton Centre, 7.30pm

Bjorn Again, Showaddywaddy, Maizie WilliamsÂ’ Boney M, and The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams.

The climax of the dayÂ’s events. For tickets call Ticketmaster on 0870 900 9100

Sunday 13th, Brighton Marina, Outlet Shopping from 11am

FREE Family Entertainment Day Out

Brighton MarinaÂ’s only Outlet shopping destination will host of activities for all ages, including childrenÂ’s entertainment, talent competition, karaoke competitions and live music. Combining the best in entertainment, famous brand shopping and leisure, the FREE event will crown the ABBAFest tour.

“ABBAFest 2004 is the coming together of all that was good from a world changing era. Brighton in June 2004 will certainly be the place to be. ABBAFest will be transporting Brighton back to the spirit of 1974.” David Courtney, Festival Director

“This looks like being a festival that embraces everyone. ABBA have been a milestone in music culture and this event will pay homage to the music they have made.” Leo Sayer.

ABBA were one of the first entries onto the Walk of Fame at Brighton MarinaÂ’s Outlet Shopping destination and they remain icons in the city where they first shot to stardom.

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For more information including dedicated weekend accommodation packages, please visit www. abbafest. com or contact:

David Courtney, Festival Director :

T: 01273 672921

M: 07747 691010

E: david@walkoffame. co. uk

Lisa Gendall :

T: 01273 507272

M: 07834 036340

E: foxforcefive@solutionsinc. co. uk

Vaughan Davies, UK Correspondent to the official International Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Frida Fan Club and Travel Package Organiser :

T: 01481 728121

E: vaughan. davies@cwgsy. net

Please contact us to request the official ABBAFest 2004 logo to be used for promotional purposes, or to arrange a competition or promotion.

Tune into Capital Gold for more updates, and watch out for a major poster campaign launching across South Central trains network next month.